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Amber light on tower. Should it be running all the time?

by Djp1369 / July 27, 2013 3:09 AM PDT

I just replaced my psu. I went from a 650w to 800w. Now my amber light on the tower is really bright ALL of the time. Is this normal?

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Clarification Request
Do you have a clone PC or a Big Box PC ?
by VAPCMD / July 28, 2013 10:20 AM PDT

Amber light....probably the HDD activity light. Is it on ALL THE TIME, or on a lot ?


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That depends

That depends on what amber light you're referring to. You're the only one who can actually see this light so you'll have to describe it in more detail for any of us to have even the faintest of clues what you're on about.

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Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
by Djp1369 / July 27, 2013 7:25 AM PDT
In reply to: That depends

I'm sorry, the one underneath the power button. It didn't run like this before I changed the psu. It's very bright even when I'm not using the computer. Also, I don't have anything running in the background that would cause it to stay lit up.

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Still not helping
by Jimmy Greystone / July 27, 2013 7:39 AM PDT

Still not helping. Go to Amazon or NewEgg or some other site and look at the myriad of computer case options. How many do you suppose have an amber LED under the power button? Is there any documentation for your computer that might give a clue as to what that LED signifies?

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How many light do you have?
by Oldartq / July 28, 2013 11:16 AM PDT

Are there label or icon near it? I am guessing it's the Hdd. led, if it is, then it should not be amber ALL the time.

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Yes, it is...
by Djp1369 / July 29, 2013 5:25 AM PDT

It is underneath the power on/off button that any standard computer tower has.... It stays lit up even when my hard drive isn't doing anything. I do not have anything hooked up other than the hard drive itself. No dvd/cd burner...nothing.

Any idea why it would be doing this? I'm scared it's going to fry something.

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Re: amber light
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 29, 2013 5:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, it is...

What does the manual of the PC tell about that amber light? Mine hasn't.


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(NT) Did you try reversing the HDD led at the MB ??
by VAPCMD / July 29, 2013 10:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, it is...
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Why not unplug it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 4:52 AM PDT

I love my desktop as I can unplug such or add more as I like,

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(NT) Because it is the only thing I have hooked up.
by Djp1369 / July 29, 2013 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Why not unplug it?
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So next question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2013 5:39 AM PDT

Why not unplug the LED that annoys us?

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